In a surprise vote, the Colombian people narrowly rejected the peace deal with guerilla group FARC that would have ended Latin America’s longest running conflict. After the vote, Colombia’s president and the top FARC commander both appealed for calm and…
By Kristen Doerer, Joshua Barajas
In a surprise vote, Colombian voters rejected a monumental peace deal with the FARC rebels Sunday, with 50.2 percent voting against it.
It was a historic moment: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos shaking hands after signing a peace agreement on Monday with Rodrigo Londono, the FARC rebel leader once hunted in the jungles of Colombia.
On Monday, Colombia will sign a peace accord, ending more than 50 years of war. The deal, if approved by public referendum, ends the insurgency by the guerilla group known as the FARC, which will begin to transition into a…
In our news wrap Monday, top American officials accused Turkey of focusing on Kurdish groups in their military campaign against Syria, instead of on ISIS. Also, in Yemen, a suicide truck bomb tore into a gathering of military recruits, leaving…
By Larisa Epatko
This week, Colombia finalized a peace deal, an earthquake leveled villages in Italy, and something notable happened at the world’s “worst zoo.” Take our quiz about this and more.
In our news wrap Thursday, the death toll from Italy’s earthquake rose to 250. In Afghanistan, 13 are dead and dozens wounded after a militant strike on American University of Afghanistan, on the outskirts of Kabul. The attack began Wednesday…
Colombia’s president delivered a historic peace deal with FARC rebels on Wednesday. The agreement outlines a timetable for the leftist group to disarm and re-enter society -- thus concluding one of the world’s longest-running conflicts, which resulted in some 220,000…
By Vikram Mansharamani
Colombia's peace deal could open up significant opportunities in tourism and mining, and the country has a wealth of agricultural land waiting to be put to use.
By Larisa Epatko
After years of talks and a 52-year civil war, the Colombian government and FARC rebel group announced they have reached agreement on all terms of a peace deal.
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